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X3TC Walkthrough Video Tutorial Series

Posted: Sun, 6. Mar 11, 23:19
by daviddowner
This will be a video tutorial series that should be a complete walkthrough for new players of X3TC. The plan is to take a player from starting a new game to developing an economy that produces a good income (through trading, stations, and local/universal traders) and being able to defend those assets through combat skills / obtaining and equipping combat ships. Let me know if I present something that is incorrect or if there is a much better way of doing things. I hope this will help new players to X3TC. Enjoy.

Walkthrough Video Tutorial Series:

Part 1 (Intro, navigation, maps, flying, interface):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p73C60btBi8

Part 2 (Changing ships, repairing, camera controls):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQuWmtqz6sI

Part 3 (Trading, Basic Products, Price Ranges, Stock/Inventory):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3A3qanxwy8

Part 4 (Ship Upgrades, Trading Continuation):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui6syltxw4k

Part 5 (Second Ship, Remote Trading):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unw_fDAEPSg

Part 6 (Intro to Missions):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy6EXog-odQ

Part 7 (Weapons Configuration, Jumpdrive, Taxi Mission intro):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue7U4peXZUk

Part 8 (Combat Mission, Targeting, Weapon Usage):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6_esK4WCjQ

Part 9 (New Mission - "Return Ship"):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UL0Iho7Oy0

Part 10 (Starting Local and Universal Traders):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xas4k3z6FwU

Part 11 (Building a Player Owned Station Complex):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7wMOm89P_c

Part 11a (Making Picture Perfect Complexes):
http://youtu.be/-kyH83nK6dM

Part 12 (Ship capping 101):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ8-gz9brz4

Part 13 (Explorer software):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rSKAvxIkPw

Part 13a (More on Explorer - Satellite network, Scan astroids):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9phUE5Jbug

Part 14 (My savegame overview 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LNL7dXFyP

Part 15a (Introduction to Boarding, Buying/Training Marines):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJogfBTTguc

Part 15b (Conducting the Boarding with a TP, Marines, and Drones):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq7TmqWfiBE

Part 15c (Boarding a Mammoth with an M7M and Boarding Pods):
http://youtu.be/qK1w0LJ8Ajk

Part 16 (Fleet Operations, Using Wings, Coordinating Weapons / Attacks)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXDUbvccOwk

Part 17 (Tractor Beam: Towing Asteroids / Mines / etc.)
http://youtu.be/xSstopeEZZE

Part 18 (Mobile Mining)
http://youtu.be/BdcS-QDbToI

Part 19a (Intro to CAG/CLS)
http://youtu.be/2yqGUjntPWU

Part 19b (Using CLS)
http://youtu.be/5TRTYhw1UDg

Part 19c (Using CAG)
http://youtu.be/d6w5uNQJTl0

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"Let's Play" Series using "Bankrupt Assassin" game start
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Click Here for the entire Let's Play X3TC playlist

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Posted: Sun, 6. Mar 11, 23:48
by cj-spartacus
I've watched through your videos so far and I think it's a good idea but you may have to slow down a little to give new players a chance to digest the information you're firing at them. It might take over your life for a while, however, seeing as there's so much to explain.

All in all I like your idea and I have subscribed to your channel so I look forward to seeing what you've got in store for us later.

Posted: Mon, 7. Mar 11, 00:21
by daviddowner
Thanks for your feedback. I'm starting a "new-game walkthrough" video as we speak. I'll definitely slow this one down and probably divide it up into several segments so that I can post it high res. My high res captures are very large, usually 4-5 gigs which is too big for youtube. I have converted them with an ipod program, which is probably the reason for lower quality, so I'll look into some more options. I'm new to this, so bare with...

Posted: Mon, 7. Mar 11, 01:39
by JoxerNL
Heyas, already left some feedback on your mainpage.
Just saw this post here, may i suggest using Camstudio or perhaps Fraps?
Camstudio is free afaik, Fraps has a pricetagg unless a friend can borrow you his or her fraps :)

Posted: Mon, 7. Mar 11, 12:00
by daviddowner
Updated with part 1 of the walkthrough. 720HD option included.

Posted: Mon, 7. Mar 11, 12:42
by cj-spartacus
Yes, that seems to be a much better pace and the GUI is clear now so that will make a big difference too. I'm going to enjoy following this series.

Posted: Mon, 7. Mar 11, 14:57
by daviddowner
Updated, Part 2 added.

Posted: Tue, 8. Mar 11, 17:06
by daviddowner
Updated, Part 3 added.

Please note in walkthrough video 2, I kept saying that the only place you can sell a ship is in a space station. I meant to say Shipyard. :roll:

Posted: Tue, 8. Mar 11, 17:15
by cj-spartacus
I watched parts 2 and 3 last night. They're clear and concise so I think they'll be easy enough for a new player to follow. I noticed the space station fluff but I don't think it will be a big issue. It's good that you are using the journey time between stations to introduce some of the GUI features like universe and sector maps as this breaks up the monotony of space travel and maximises the guide content in the time available.

Thumbs up from me :thumb_up:

Posted: Tue, 8. Mar 11, 17:18
by daviddowner
Thanks for the feedback and moral support :)

I only wish it didn't take SO long to upload videos of this size. I make a video in 3.5 minutes, then spend 3-6 hours trying to get it uploaded :(

Posted: Tue, 8. Mar 11, 17:33
by cj-spartacus
Yes I have only ever uploaded 1 video to yt and after that I just watch everyone else's. The production to upload time ratio is somewhat inhibitive as you say.

Posted: Wed, 9. Mar 11, 00:57
by Psychotron77
Followed your posts through the steam forums and, registered here.

These video walkthroughs are a nice addition to all the guides that people wrote. Good job. :)

I like to figure out most of this game by myself until i get stuck. :)
Still i subscribed, who knows i might see something i didnt know.

Posted: Wed, 9. Mar 11, 01:10
by daviddowner
That's great to hear Psych. 51 minutes left on Part 4 upload (out of 7 hours :/ ) and then I'll start uploading 5 tonight.

Posted: Wed, 9. Mar 11, 03:47
by christina one dash one
HAY ! GREAT BRILLLent
do a Hints and tip one... best places to buy sell build.etc

still good
dave and chris

Posted: Wed, 9. Mar 11, 04:37
by daviddowner
Updated Part 4